I didn't restrict the travel. With all the air out of the shock the Neo-Moto would barely touch the rear cable guide on the downtube. Here is a pic from my shock after the ride and I didn't have any indication (visual or audible) of any rubbing. I don't think I'm going to have any problems as I was running well over the 30% recommended sag on the rear and will probably be working my way back toward the 30% until I feel it gets to harsh.krolik said:congrats Purs! Did you restrict the rear travel?? And tnc seems to be aware too?why didn't you guys say about the rear neo???
So is this a bad thing for you, like are you feeling it bottoming out or you dare not ride any harder.Loll said:I found myself constantly blowing thru my rear travel as in your picture. My O-ring is always just about to fall off.
The sag was set up by my shop, which is like one of the better one in the area, so i know is set correctly.
Its not just "dirt" colored but color coordinated to your particular "dirt'.stylie said:how will you be able to tell if it's dirty or not? Just look at the color of the frame.... I didn't know Santa Cruz had frames that came in the color 'dirt'.
I tend to agree with Gripo. At 30% sag Im getting a very responsive ride without any mush in the rear end. But I do think that if i was using the bike for sizable drops I would want a shock with adjustable bottom-out resistance.Gripo said:So is this a bad thing for you, like are you feeling it bottoming out or you dare not ride any harder.
My BLT2's o-ring is in the same position after every ride and to me it doesn't wallow in it's travel, doesn't feel like it's bottoming out, accelerates and pedals better than any FS bike I've owned ie. coil & air hecklers, 4x with builds that cover 27 to 33lbs.
My take is the BLT2 VPP is using every mm of it's suspension travel with next to no effect on pedalling performance and that's with the shock not locked out......exactly what we've been wanting since the FS mtb concept was thrust upon us.
650b is awesome. I have one our Carver TI 650b demos at the moment and I love it. I wouldn't mind at all throwing those wheels on the LT.TNC said:And indyfab...we also have an Epic with 650B on both ends with a Fox 120 fork, and an Epic with a 29'er front...DUC32 fork, 120mm...and a 650B rear. These bikes become much more user friendly for different terrain while still retaining the ability to compete at XC events. I'm not one who suggests that 650B is the do-all-end-all of MTB'ing, but it opens up some interesting options. I've been running one on the front of an '06 Nomad for a year now. It's great.